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How I Got Here

Emergent Software

Led successful projects to build web-based software. Designed UX for complex applications including a Stripe-based donation system, a survey analytics tool, and a video wall builder.

emergent website
dog name site

Lucky Lab Design

Designed and coded, My Dog’s Name and Find Cat Names, two sites for finding pet names that averaged 1.6M pageviews per month.


Improved user experience and added new features to Workfront, a cloud-based solution that helps large brands like Cisco Systems, Red Bull, Sony, Nike, and ESPN manage their work.

Retina Displays Book

Website Optimization for Retina Displays

Published a book called Website Optimization for Retina Displays. It explains the basics of creating web graphics that look great on high-density (Retina) screens such as the iPhone, iPad, and Android devices.

Freelance / TC Websites

Founded TC Websites LLC to build small business websites. My work included launching sites for new businesses & helping larger companies like Popeye’s Chicken & Old El Paso improve their existing sites.

Chief Website


Milestone manufactures TV & projector mounts and projector screens (Chief, Sanus & Da-Lite brands). I conducted user research & designed branded sites for them and their partners including Best Buy, Dell, and Sony.

Early Career

I worked as a User Experience Design Intern for, an early job search startup. Then I designed websites for the University of Minnesota’s College of Liberal Arts, which required user-testing focused on web accessibility.

Kyle Boundary Waters

Getting Started

My enthusiasm for computers started with the earliest Apple & Mac computers for gaming and as design tool to create posters, fliers, and artwork. This creativity transitioned online when I got my first modem and taught myself to code.

My Work
ux design

I love digging into data to boost results – user testing, analytics, and A/B testing.


I believe great design comes from understanding the problem, prototyping, testing, and refining.